Date of Birth: 02-07-1968
Husband: Sandeep Bhatia
Daughter: Subbalakshmi Bhatia
Residence Amaravathi, Andhra pradesh , India
Gautami Bavaani Tadimalla (born July 2, 1968) is an Indian actress who has worked mainly in Tamil films, but has also played in successful films in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada cinema. She is also a television actress, television host and well-known costume designer.
Gautami was born in Nidadavolu, western Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in the Telugu family. She went to GITAM University in Visakhapatnam to study engineering. She made her first appearance at the age of 17 in the film Telugu Dayamayudu, which was produced by her cousin. She was presented to Tamil films through Guru Shishyan, a film starring Rajinikanth and Prabhu . She was the most active in Tamil cinema from 1987 to 1998 and was a hard competitor to other heroines of her time, Kushboo and Bhanupriya. His filmography includes classics such as Apoorva Sagodharargal, Raja Chinna Roja, Thevar Magan, Panakkaran, Guru Sishyan, Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu, Dharma Durai, Rickshaw Mama and Iruvar by Mani Ratnam (1997), with Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Nassar and Revathi.
She played almost with all the Tamil heroes of her time which includes Rajinikanth, Kamalhassan, Vijayakanth, Prabhu Ganesan, Karthik, Arjun Sarja, Arvind Swamy, Murali, Ramki, Rahman and Sarath Kumar.
She made several films in Malayalam, including His Highness Abdulla (with Mohanlal), Dhruvam (with Mammootty) and Daddy (opposite Arvind Swamy). His role at Sukrutham was written by Mr. T. Vasudevan Nair.
She also starred in the films Kannada Elu Suttina Kote, Chikkejamanru and Cheluva, as well as in Hindi films Pyar Hua chori chori, Janata ki Adalat, Haiwan, Admi, Appoo Raja, Trimurti and Dhaal.
She starred in the Tamil Indira series in the lead role. She made an appearance in the song "Chikku Bukku Railu" with Prabhu Deva in the movie Gentleman. She had hosted a talk show in Sun TV titled Anbudan that was launched to compete with Koffee with Anu running on STAR Vijay. She starred in the Abirami series which was broadcast on Kalaignar TV. She made a return to the film industry in the late 2000s as a costume designer for films featuring her partner Kamal Haasan. She won the Vijay Award for Best Designer Costume for Dasavathaaram. [After sixteen she returns to comedy in the Tamil film Papanasam in which she is paired with her partner Kamal Haasan.
She was born in the Tadimalla village of Nidadavolu, Andhra Pradesh, India, to Dr. Seshagiri Rao and her fourth wife. Goutami completed his study of GITAM University. Gautami was married to businessman Sandeep Bhatia in 1998 with whom she has a daughter Subbalakshmi born in 1999. She divorced Sandeep Bhatia in 1999. Gautami was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 and fought successfully.
1990 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Namma Ooru Poovatha
2017 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Costume Designer for Vishwaroopam
1991 – Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
1991 – Cinema Express Awards for Special Best Tamil Actress for Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
2009 – Vijay Award for Best Costume Designer for Dasavathaaram